Design Assistant

San Francisco, CA
Nicole Hollis

Under the direction of the Senior Designer, is responsible for creating designs and producing project documents. 
Prepare and complete contract documents to meet client program, NHID standards, and project budget constraints including:
o Design presentations
Mood boards
3D Models & views
Rendered plans, elevations, and views
Specifications and drawings
Full set of construction drawings
Finish, hardware, & plumbing selection and specifications
FFE selection
Custom furniture design and documentation
Finish boards and/or boxes
FFE binders
Responsible for organization of project folder and ensure filing system adhere to NHID standards
Order finish and fabric samples and maintain organization of library as required.
As directed by Senior Designer, lead the development and design of entire project areas.
Assist Interns.


Observe & communicate trends in the hospitality market.
Attend vendor presentations and inform team of new and innovative products.
Pursue individual professional/skill development.
Contribute to studio development goals.
Attend and represent NHID at industry events/trade shows as required.


Minimum 1 year experience in hospitality design
Strong conceptual design approach.
Architecture or Interior Design degree, accredited 4yr+ program
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch Up , MS Office and any other industry standard program
Is collaborative, self-motivated, positive, and flexible with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Proven organizational abilities and attention to detail with the ability to work on multiple projects across various phases.
Experience in production of construction drawing sets with knowledge of construction detailing, materials, methods, and codes.
Experience in production of FF&E specification deliverables/implementation and available vendor/fabricators; SPEXX knowledge preferred
Must have excellent customer service skills and be comfortable in interfacing with clients, consultants, vendors and internal staff
Phone calls or walk-in applications will not be accepted.

To apply for this position, contact with your resume, portfolio, and professional references. Phone calls or walk-in applications will not be accepted.